“Trying Too Hard” — BISJ

December 17, 2008

One of my favorite bloggers, Steph at Back in Skinny Jeans, had a great post about how “trying too hard” can backfire.

“Trying too hard” can be applied to anything in life, but since today I was talking about our physical selves, it really resonated. Though I’m still Type A and have perfectionstic tendencies, I do know there’s merit to what she’s saying.

Read for yourself by taking a peek here. I am curious as to what you think.

How about you? Do you think if you loosened up and didn’t try so hard, you’d be more successful in various aspects of your life?

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  • 1. Kelly Turner  |  December 17, 2008 at 11:30 pm

    I think loosening up and not trying so hard are two different things. I agree i definately need to loosen up sometimes, but if you dont try your hardest and go for what you want, you;ll never get anywhere. trying to be something your aren’t, however, is a different story.

    Kelly Turner
    http://www.everygymsnightmare.com

  • 2. FollowMyWeigh  |  December 18, 2008 at 12:24 am

    YES I definitely do think if I loosened up and didn’t try so hard I could be successful in a lot more things. Especially for someone like me, who doesn’t do so well under pressure, trying too hard is usually an outcome of pressure and it usually ends up backfiring on me. But then, it is so hard to NOT try so hard, when you are trying. It almost just doesn’t work! I have to completely not be trying in order for that to work…if that makes sense~

  • 3. lissa10279  |  December 18, 2008 at 8:42 am

    That’s a good point, Kelly. A very good one.

    Madison it is so hard, I agree …and it does make sense. I do notice that when I try too hard to plan something well (usually when I’m planning things that are better left to chance) they end up getting bungled.

  • 4. run4change  |  December 18, 2008 at 9:54 am

    Ya, if I would loosen up a bit and take some of the pressure off myself, I would probably not get so crushed when I mess up. The more crushed you feel when you mess up the more likely you are to stay down just a little or a lot longer than you should. I tend to the extreme side of things so I do try very hard. I will think on this a bit.

  • 5. lissa10279  |  December 18, 2008 at 10:25 am

    “Crushed” is a good adjective I think many of us can relate to. Or “deflated.”

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